[ mahy-kroh-en-vahy-ern-muh nt, -vahy-ruh n- ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɛnˈvaɪ ərn mənt, -ˈvaɪ rən- /
the environment of a small area or of a particular organism; microhabitat.
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OTHER WORDS FROM microenvironmentmi·cro·en·vi·ron·men·tal [mahy-kroh-en-vahy-ern-men-tl, -vahy-ruh n-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɛnˌvaɪ ərnˈmɛn tl, -ˌvaɪ rən-/, adjective
Words nearby microenvironment
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British Dictionary definitions for microenvironment
/ (ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌvaɪrənmənt) /
ecology the environment of a small area, such as that around a leaf or plant
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Scientific definitions for microenvironment
[ mī′krō-ĕn-vī′rən-mənt ]
The environment of a very small, specific area, distinguished from its immediate surroundings by such factors as the amount of incident light, the degree of moisture, and the range of temperatures. The side of a tree that is shaded from sunlight is a microenvironment that typically supports a somewhat different community of organisms than is found on the side that receives regular light. Also called microhabitat
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